Interview: SA’s problems precede the virus


POSTED ON: July 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

An IMF loan through its stand-by arrangement means SA would have to sign up to conditions. While on the surface it is presented as not being a loss of sovereignty, in reality it is.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 20 July


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By Busi Mavuso

The need for transparency increases dramatically especially when lockdown decisions could destroy the livelihoods of millions of citizens, as the alcohol ban does.

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Where will more money for SAA come from?


POSTED ON: July 15, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Quite simply, the restructuring of SAA into a commercially sustainable airline is too expensive for the state to fund.

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Implementation is key to B4SA’s economic recovery plan


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We extend unwavering support to Business for South Africa (B4SA)’s economic recovery plan in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic shock it has caused.

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Business could mobilise its balance sheet if the state were an enabler


POSTED ON: July 14, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

With alcohol sales locked down again, South Africa needs to make the economic recovery as urgent as our health response.

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South Africa inadequately prepared for digital age


POSTED ON: July 13, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Tebele Luthuli

Access to information is the new way of being in and part of the world in today’s digital age. But this brings its own problems – for which SA is unfortunately inadequately prepared.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 13 July


POSTED ON: July 12, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The impact of the Covid-19 crisis is becoming ever clearer: business confidence is record low; over 1-million jobs have been lost; and the Reserve Bank is forecasting that GDP will fall by 33% in Q2 of 2020.

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Hard lockdown’s possible return


POSTED ON: July 9, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Better consultation between all stakeholders in the economy could help avoid some unnecessary pitfalls if SA has to revert to a hard lockdown.

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Fight against Covid-19 will be carried out by municipalities


POSTED ON: July 7, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Amid evidence of maladministration and unauthorised expenditure, most municipalities are unable to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 6 July 2020


POSTED ON: July 6, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

An important background issue to get right as we face the Covid-19 crisis is that business and government must work together, while understanding our different functions.

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